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Amoeba Feeding

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Amoeba Feeding
Amoeba feeds on microscopic organisms such as single-celled algae and bacteria. When the amoeba encounters a suitable organism, the cytoplasm flows round the prey and engulfs it, with a drop of water, in a food vacuole. The cytoplasm secretes enzymes into the food vacuole. The enzymes digest the soft parts of the prey and the soluble products are absorbed back into the cytoplasm. Any undissolved residue is left behind as the amoeba flows on.

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